In December 2018, a Dallas jury returned a $25 million wrongful death verdict against a club in Dallas. In reaching its verdict, the jury found that the club over-served former Dallas Cowboys player Josh Brent, who flipped his Mercedes, killing his friend and teammate Jerry Brown.
Firm Partner Benny Agosto, Jr. reached a confidential settlement against Tejano Bar, LLC d/b/a Coyotes Bar regarding an incident that occurred on March 26, 2017. The settlement brings a favorable end to the lawsuit seeking compensation for the death of Ms. Christine Rocio in a car crash.
Two bars in Austin, Texas are facing a lawsuit containing allegations of overserving a patron prior to her exit. One of the bars is part of the well-known, historic Driskill Hotel. The other is a popular bar located on West Sixth Street, the Star Bar.
On or about September 6, 2014, Elizabeth Alvarez, along with her husband, Juan Alvarez, and two sons, Juan Alvarez, Jr. and Ian Alvarez, were in a vehicle at or near the 10300 block of I-45, in or near the City of Houston, Harris County, Texas, when their vehicle was struck by a vehicle being operated by Jose Rivera. Jose Rivera was drunk at the time and had been served alcohol at a nightclub named El Huracan, owned or operated by Huracan Disco, Inc. As a result of the collision, Elizabeth Alvarez and Ian Alvarez were injured. Juan Alvarez and Juan Alvarez, Jr. were killed.
Eight-year-old Abdallah Khader of Arlington, Texas, died last Sunday morning. Abdallah had been in a near vegetative state for nearly six years since being brain damaged in a 2009 crash with a drunk driver, nearly brain-dead, strapped to a chair, and frequently suffering from pneumonia which necessitated the use of oxygen. The immediate cause of death has not been published, but it had been expected for some time that the child would ultimately die of lung failure.